Resident Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A. Stanford University; M.S., UNC Chapel Hill; Ph.D., New York University
Appointed In
Swan Hall #312
Tuesday 3:00-4:30pm and Friday 12:15-1:45pm.

Erica Preston-Roedder specializes in applied ethics. She also has interests in philosophy of race/gender, public philosophy, and philosophy of psychology.  In recent work with Occidental College, she has focused on building connections with local community organizations, including local elementary schools and health advocacy organizations.  Her current research focuses on the normative complexity of multiracial families.


Erica Preston-Roedder , “Racial Declarations” (in preparation).

Erica Preston-Roedder , “You Aren’t Really Black, You Aren’t Really White: Racial Denials and Epistemic Injustice” (forthcoming in  Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy ).

Erica Preston-Roedder , “What Can Philosophy Say About Mass Shootings?” (under review).

Preston-Roedder, Erica . “What Can Philosophy Learn from Theater?” Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice in a special issue on "Philosophy in Schools and the Public Realm" (Winter 2020).

Preston-Roedder, Erica ; Fagen, Hannah; Martucci, Jessica & Barnhill, Anne. Understanding the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: A Multi-Disciplinary AnalysisIjfab: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.   12 (2):117-147 (2019).

Preston-Roedder, Ryan & Preston-Roedder, Erica (2017). Grief and Recovery. In Anna Gotlib (ed.), The Moral Psychology of Sadness. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Stich, Stephen ; Doris, John M. & Roedder, Erica (2010). Altruism. In John M. Doris & The Moral Psychology Research Group (eds.), The Moral Psychology Handbook. Oxford University Press.

Roedder, Erica & Harman, Gilbert (2010). Linguistics and moral theory. In John Michael Doris (ed.), The Moral Psychology Handbook. Oxford University Press.

Knobe, Joshua & Preston-Roedder, Erica (2009). The ordinary concept of valuing. Philosophical Issues 19 (1):131-147.

Kelly, Daniel & Roedder, Erica (2008). Racial cognition and the ethics of implicit bias. Philosophy Compass 3 (3):522–540.